New York Times, Thursday, January 16, 1986

Author: Jeffrey A. Mercer
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J Q U X }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0
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© 1986, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Basal anagram : BALSA
6. Cheese made backward? : EDAM
10. Style for a dome? : MODE
14. Clouded quartz : AGATE
15. June 6, 1944 : DDAY
16. Particular : ITEM
17. "The Twelfth of ___," Mathis song : NEVER
18. Peary's winter base : ETAH
19. Gaelic fairy : SHEE
20. G.I.'s fare : CRATIONS
22. Rearward : ASTERN
24. Maxims : SAWS
25. Recorded : ENTERED
26. Shoe part : INSOLE
29. Wood for bridges : ALDER
30. Claim on property : LIEN
31. "Atlas Shrugged" character : GALT
33. Coral island : ATOLL
37. Ethyl follower : ENE
38. Dwight Gooden's sobriquet : DOCTORK
40. Ginnie or Fannie of finance : MAE
41. Beetle Bailey's boss : SARGE
43. Tenor Kollo : RENE
44. ___ colada : PINA
45. Banker's client : SAVER
47. Weasel's cousin : MARTEN
49. Babies' toys : RATTLES
52. Telegram : WIRE
53. Forestalls : AVERTS
54. Nutritive substance found in greens : VITAMINE
58. Luigi's lunch, sometimes : ZITI
59. Problem for Peete : TRAP
61. Stair part : RISER
62. Make money : EARN
63. Excellent : AONE
64. "___ Is Born" : ASTAR
65. Obstacle : SNAG
66. Not so much : LESS
67. Proves : TESTS
1. Judge's bench : BANC
2. Catalyst of a sort : AGER
3. Pahoehoe, e.g. : LAVA
4. Cowboy hat : STETSON
5. Rooftop fixture : AERIAL
6. British noble family : EDENS
7. Insecticides, for short : DDTS
8. Motorists' org. : AAA
9. "With ___ upon his head": E. B. Browning : MYHAND
10. A-Team man : MISTERT
11. Different : OTHER
12. Name on a tractor : DEERE
13. Revise : EMEND
21. Upstate N.Y. town : OWEGO
23. Sirloin, e.g. : STEAK
25. Singer John : ELTON
26. French islands : ILES
27. Historic ship : NINA
28. Divination is his vocation : SEER
29. Vary : ALTER
32. Farm measurements : ACRES
34. Bypass : OMIT
35. Country road : LANE
36. Director David : LEAN
38. Trafficked : DEALT
39. Excuse : REMIT
42. Stripper's garb : GSTRING
44. Hypothesis : PREMISE
46. Chaste : VESTAL
48. Mountain in Turkey : ARARAT
49. Demolishes : RAZES
50. Birdlike : AVIAN
51. Prefix with chord or meter : TETRA
52. Swabs : WIPES
54. Highway behemoths : VANS
55. They're dogged about their dogmas : ISTS
56. Straight : NEAT
57. Does wrong : ERRS
60. Caviar : ROE

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